University Recreation Jobs

We are one of the largest student employers on the WSU Pullman campus. We provide opportunities for student development, growth, and learning through job experiences. Multiple wages and Federal Work Study positions are available in multiple areas and with a wide variety of responsibilities with our department. 

Hourly Positions & Job Descriptions

Applications for summer and fall 2022 coming soon. Positions will be posted on wsu.joinhandshake.com.  

*Some positions require training before being hired.

  • Adventure Facilitators*

    UNIVERSITY RECREATION | WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER

    Adventure Facilitator 

    DESCRIPTION

    Adventure Facilitators design and execute wilderness-based and human powered adventure programs. Programs may include backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and backcountry skiing/boarding. 

    Duties:

    • Facilitate human powered and wilderness-based programs on campus and in remote regions. (50%)
      • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations, and policy infractions
      • Administer first aid/handle emergency situations as necessary
      • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies
      • Responsible for organizing and implementing emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary
      • Teach LNT Awareness courses and log participation.
    • Pre- and post-trip work. With assistance from Adventure Programs professional staff and other facilitators, are responsible for all aspects of the trip/clinic including transportation, equipment needs, food arrangements, required permits or reservations, and all costs associated with the trip/clinic. (30%)
      • Inspect equipment
      • Complete appropriate forms as necessary
      • Research driving routes to activity site as well as all information pertinent to activities
      • Determine all potential hazards and risks associated with program and area
      • Organize forms and information in preparation for the required pre-trip meeting
      • Communicate program details with patrons prior to trip
      • Ensure all relevant participant forms (paper and electronic) are completed
      • Complete post-trip paperwork and debrief
      • Participate in marketing-related efforts
    • Attendance of mandatory meetings and in-service trainings (10%)
    • Assist with ORC special events, programs, and other projects as assigned (10%)

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    Ensure all participants are using appropriate equipment and techniques for each discipline
    Monitor participants for proper and safe activity and adherence to procedures
    Contact emergency services when necessary
    Inspect and inventory first aid kits
    Complete Incident and Accident reports and submit to Coordinator, Outdoor Programs Report and/or resolve hazards according to training
    Contact the appropriate staff regarding facility problems needing immediate attention.
    Follow established procedures for the management of bio-hazardous waste and follow bloodborne pathogen procedures
    Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Wilderness First Aid Certification
    • Certified Leave No Trace Trainer
    • Knowledge, experience, and ability to troubleshoot outdoor equipment
    • Know, enforce, and role model all ORC policies and procedures
    • Ability to organize, prepare and conduct pre-trip meetings
    • Must be authorized via WSU to drive Ford Expeditions
    • Must have demonstrated good judgment and decision making in regards to the ability to plan, coordinate, and facilitate all aspects of an outdoor recreational trip/program
    • Knowledge of or familiarity with trip area

    Preferred Qualification

    • Wilderness First Responder
    • Outdoor industry certifications such as ACA, AMGA, PCIA, AVY with competency and proficiency in the skill area.
    • Advanced level skills in multiple types of outdoor recreational activities

    Essential skills

    • Teach and perform the specific technical skill to industry standards
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Ability to operate in a wilderness setting for extended periods of time
    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons and leaders
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Essential Work Competencies:

    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with multiple constituents
    • Ability to interact with people in a positive manner
    • Ability to identify and initiate work projects and function independently.
    • Ability to think analytically and evaluate possible solutions
    • Ability to prioritize and arrange job assignments
    • Ability to be creative and innovative with new ideas and programs     
    • Ability to work with difficult people and maintain control

    Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to candidates)

    • Successful completion of skills audit for ORC Adventure Facilitators
    • UREC Online Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
    • WSU Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

    Additional Requirements

    • American Red Cross First Aid, Infant/Adult/Child CPR and Adult/Child AED, Epi Pen and Asthma Training, Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
    • WSU Van Driver Authorization training and certification
      • Possess and presents a valid driver’s license, proof of a personal automobile insurance policy, and a driver’s abstract/record without any of the following in the past three years.
        • Suspension/revocation of license
        • Negligent or reckless driving conviction
        • conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or other substance
        • Any vehicle-related felony conviction
        • Criminal determination as "at fault" in an accident
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training pertaining to activity

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    As a Adventure Facilitator, you will be expected to work a minimum of 5 trips/programs per semester.

    STARTING PAY

    $15.25/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Matt Wagner
    matt.wagner@wsu.edu
    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-0104

  • Bike Mechanic

    UNIVERSITY RECREATION | WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER

    Bike Mechanic

    DESCRIPTION

    The Bike Mechanic position is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the Coug Bikes and Outdoor
    Recreation Center rental bike fleets in addition to assisting customers in the WSU Fix-It Bike Shop. This position
    has specific duties and responsibilities, which are listed below.

    Duties:

    • Ensure proper maintenance of Coug Bike and rental bike fleets
      Assist customers with bike repairs in the DIY Bike Shop
      Continually learn new techniques and methodology associated with progressive bike maintenance
      Assist in instructing bike maintenance clinics in a wide range of topics
      Help develop clinic curriculum to circulate within the shop and with participants
      Assist with the maintenance and operations of the Coug Bikes system
      Drive WSU vehicles to perform rebalancing of Coug Bikes system
      Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to work autonomously on bike repairs
      Ability to troubleshoot and communicate issues to patrons to effectively convey solutions for their bike
      maintenance needs
      Excellent verbal communication skills
      Ability to learn quickly and show motivation to further mechanic skills
      Ability to instruct clinics in groups of 6-8 participants
      Regular personal riding experience on either road or mountain bikes
      Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50lbs.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to candidates):


    • UREC New Employee Orientation
      WSU Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
      American Red Cross First Aid, Infant/Adult/Child CPR and Adult/Child AED
      American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens

    Additional Requirements:

    • Pass background screening
      Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
      Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
      Attendance at required staff meetings and trainings
      Valid driver’s license with good safety record

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
      CPR/AED first aid training
      Handheld radio protocol
      Departmental risk management responsibilities and policies
      Area specific technical bike training

    POSITION TYPE

    WSU On Campus Student Employment

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 6-10

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    As a Coug Bike Attendant, you will be required to work a minimum of three shifts per week. You will also be
    required to attend any trainings or staff meetings as assigned.

    STARTING PAY

    $15.55/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-4270 | orc@wsu.edu

  • Bike Share Technician

    UNIVERSITY RECREATION | WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER

    Bike Share Technician

    DESCRIPTION

    The Bike Share Technician is primarily responsible for the daily operations, bike rounds, and basic maintenance
    of the Coug Bikes and hubs. This position has specific duties and responsibilities, which are listed below.

    Duties:

    • Ensure proper maintenance of Coug Bike hubs
      Redistribute Coug Bikes to high foot-traffic locations
      Additional station repair duties as assigned
      Work closely with the other Coug Bike Attendants and coordinator to diagnose system problems and
      maintain the fleet of over 100 Coug Bikes.
      Drive WSU vehicles to perform rebalancing of Coug Bikes system
      Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to work autonomously on basic bike repairs
      Excellent verbal communication skills
      Regular personal riding experience on either road or mountain bikes
      Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50lbs.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to candidates):
    • UREC New Employee Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
      WSU Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
      American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED
      American Red Cross Epi Pen and Asthma Training
      American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens Training
    Additional Requirements:
    • Pass background screening
      Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid/BBP certifications
      Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
      Attendance at required staff meetings and trainings
      Valid driver’s license with good safety record
    Training Required:
    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
      CPR/AED first aid training
      Handheld radio protocol
      Departmental risk management responsibilities and policies
      Area specific technical bike training

    POSITION TYPE

    WSU On Campus Student Employment

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 6-15

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    As a Bike Share Technician, you will be required to work a minimum of two shifts per week. You will also be
    required to attend any trainings or staff meetings as assigned.

    STARTING PAY

    $14.49/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-4270 | orc@wsu.edu

  • Challenge Facilitators

    UNIVERSITY RECREATION | WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

    Challenge Facilitator

    DESCRIPTION

    The Challenge Facilitator is responsible for leading groups through experiential education opportunities. Outcomes include teambuilding, problem-solving, fun; among many more. Facilitators are expected to maintain safe and engaging environments for participants.  They work to fulfill client requests while maintaining an idea of what the group needs. Facilitators are expected to help with the maintenance and development of the program. 

    Duties:

    • Frame, monitor, and process challenge activities
    • Modify curriculum and activities as necessary for goals, abilities, and safety
    • Enforce program, department, university, and state policies
    • Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment and complete all risk management responsibilities, including reporting all hazards, incidents, and emergencies through program reporting lines
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary
    • Implement emergency procedures as necessary
    • Assist in other tasks to present a professional program to clients

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports
    • Report hazards through program reporting lines
    • Monitor clients for proper spotting and lifting techniques and safe activity
    • Ensure participants complete the risk and release form
    • Knowledge of the equipment required for activities and appropriate use
    • Recognize damage and/or wear to equipment that could permit malfunction, cause injury, or worse

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Challenge Course Practitioner, Level 1, Spotted only / WSU Site Specific, or equivalent, according to the standards set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology as outlined in the Eighth Edition of the Challenge Course and Canopy/Zip Line Tour Standards, or higher
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Infant, Child, Adult CPR; Adult/Child AED; Standard First Aid; Asthma Inhaler; Anaphylaxis Auto-Injector, and Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission certification
    • Successful completion of WSU Preventing Sexual Harassment Training
    • Successful background check

    Additional Requirements:

    • Pass background screening
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Attendance at required staff meetings and training

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • CPR/AED first aid training
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities and policies
    • Area-specific technical gear training

    POSITION TYPE

    • WSU On-Campus Student Employment

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    • Variable, 2-8 per week

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    • Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    • On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    • As a challenge facilitator you are expected to work 30 hours per semester

    STARTING PAY

    • $16.10/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Arturo Gavilanes
    Arturo.gavilanes@wsu.edu
    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-8393

  • Chinook Building Manager

    Washington State University | University Recreation

    Position: Chinook Building Manager

    Duties:

    • Serve as the on-site manager for Chinook student services building;
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies;
    • Responsible for emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary;
    • Evaluate the facility and ensure it is meeting University Recreation and Compton Union risk management standards;
    • Evaluate all equipment in the Chinook for safety and usability;
    • Administer first aid/handle emergency situations as necessary;
    • Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment;
    • Lead, instruct, motivate, and evaluate on-site Chinook staff, ensuring all patrons are treated fairly and with respect;
    • Serve as a mediator in any conflict occurring in the facilities during operational hours;
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations and discipline;
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary;
    • Unlock rooms for activities; secure the facility at closing time and individual spaces when not open for use;
    • Assist facility users with any problems or concerns they have with facilities or patrons;
    • Problem solve conflicts or answer questions that arise at Chinook Front Desk;
    • Knowledge of all equipment and equipment set-up throughout building, including set-up and take-down of basic audio/visual equipment (e.g. data projectors, laptops, built-in a/v)
    • Responsible for basic cleaning tasks in the Chinook (wiping down tables, cleaning windows, etc)
    • Must perform as a role model for fellow staff members
    • Uphold department and University privacy standards; uphold Chinook access policies
    • Maintain program support materials and information files and records; various data entry
    • Greet and assist patrons who enter the facility; help them in accessing information and resources
    • Makes sales of memberships, day/guest passes, and program registration
    • Greet and assist patrons who enter the facility; ensure access by members
    • Complete cash transactions and make deposits
    • Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons;
    • Ability to serve customers;
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations;
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Ability to manage/train and supervise student employees;
    • Working knowledge of the recreation facilities and equipment (knowledge can be attained by attending the mandatory training sessions);
    • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs;
    • Experience in busy office environment
    • Experience with computers
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Pre-Employment Training Required
    • On-line Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
    Additional Requirements
    • Pass background screening
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
    • Successful completion of WSU FERPA Training
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required
    • Training in Attic Point of Sale software

    UREC Learning Outcomes

    • Inclusion-  Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all.
    • Leadership- Demonstrates leadership in a professional setting
    • Professionalism- Demonstrates behaviors appropriate for a professional setting
    • Wellbeing- Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and wellbeing. Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that allow them to achieve their highest quality of life.

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports;
    • First response to all emergencies;
    • Contact emergency services when necessary;
    • Report emergencies through program reporting lines;
    • Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety;
    • Report hazards through program reporting lines;
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity;
    • Ensure participants fill our Risk and Release forms as necessary;
    • Properly follow procedures for clean up and disposal of biohazard waste;
    • Inspect 1st Aid/AED kits at the beginning of each shift;
    • Manage all real or possible risks including potentially moving or canceling activities;
    • Direct the evacuation of the facilities when warranted, utilizing service desk and front desk attendants, and weight room attendants;
    • Contact Chinook Maintenance Supervisor or Mechanic regarding facility or equipment problems;
    • Contact the WSU Facility Operations Trouble-shooter regarding facility problems needing immediate attention.

    Hours Per Week:

    Variable, typically 10 – 20 hours per week.   Must be available weekend hours & academic breaks.

    Level of Responsibility:

    Third level, requires advanced training.

    Starting Hourly Wage:

    $15.55

    Contact:

    Matthew Atwell, Assistant Director, Chinook Facility Services,
     509-335-6177, matthew.atwell@wsu.edu

  • Climbing Wall Supervisor*

    UNIVERSITY RECREATION | WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER

    Climbing Wall Supervisor 

    DESCRIPTION

    The Climbing Wall Supervisor is responsible for supervising the CW Climbing Wall. That includes greeting customers, monitoring for safety, and enforcing policy. This position requires a willingness to learn about climbing. Engaging in staff training is critical, as well as pusuing broader knowledge about the sport. Climbing Wall Supervisors are ket maintaining a safe, inclusive environment for all climbers. 

    Duties:

    Climbing Wall (75%)
    Lead/facilitate/instruct climbing wall program activities
    Create a welcoming and inclusive environment through positive customer interactions and professional conduct
    Supervise the climbing wall participant usage including emergency response and enforcement of usage policies
    Conduct equipment and safety inspections, log equipment usage and administer belay certification program
    Complete appropriate forms as necessary
    Clean and maintain facility and equipment
    Attendance of mandatory meetings and in-service training's (10%)
    Assist with or supervise special events, programs, route setting, and other projects as assigned (15

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    Ensure all belayers are using appropriate equipment and belay techniques
    Monitor participants for proper and safe activity and adherence to procedures
    Contact emergency services when necessary
    Inspect and inventory first aid kits
    Complete Incident and Accident reports and submit to Coordinator, Outdoor ProgramsReport and/or resolve hazards according to training
    Contact the appropriate staff regarding facility problems needing immediate attention.
    Follow established procedures for the management of bio-hazardous waste and follow bloodborne pathogen procedures
    Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge

    Essential Skills:


    Belay instructor certified through University Recreation
    Knowledge and experience in bouldering, climbing, belaying, and group management
    Familiarity with climbing movement principles
    Knowledge and experience with computers
    Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
    Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
    Strong customer service skills

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Proficiency demonstrated in UREC Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) course

    or

    Current CWI certification (Professional Climbing Instructors Association, American Mountain Guide Association, Climbing Wall Association, etc.)

    Additional Requirements:

    Pass background screening
    Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
    Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    Attendance at required staff meetings and trainings

    Training Required:

    Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    CPR/AED first aid training
    Handheld radio protocol
    Departmental risk management responsibilities and policies
    Area-specific technical gear training

    POSITION TYPE

    WSU On-Campus Student Employment

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 6-12

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    As a Climbing Wall Supervisor, you will be expected to work a minimum of two shifts per week.

    STARTING PAY

    $14.49/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Arturo Gavilanes
    Arturo.gavilanes@wsu.edu
    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-8393

  • esports Attendant

    Washington State University | University Recreation

    Position: Esports Arena Attendant

    Duties:

    • Serve as the on-site manager for Esports Arena in the Chinook student services building;
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies;
    • Responsible for emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary;
    • Provide on-site customer service for users of the Esports Arena;
    • Serve as on-site administration with game management software;
    • Evaluate all equipment in the Esports Arena for safety and usability;
    • Conduct and document inspection of activity areas and equipment including PC games, game management software and PC peripherals;
    • Serve as a mediator in any conflict occurring in Esports Arena during operational hours;
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary;
    • Unlock Arena for activities; prepare computers and game software for daily use; secure the Arena upon closing
    • Problem solve conflicts or answer questions that arise for Esports Arena customers;
    • Knowledge of all gaming equipment, software, and equipment set-up for Esports
    • Responsible for basic cleaning tasks in the Arena
    • Uphold department and University privacy standards; uphold Chinook access policies
    • Greet and assist patrons who enter the facility; help them in accessing information and resources
    • Greet and assist patrons who enter the facility; ensure access by members
    • Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to serve customers;
    • Working knowledge of Esports, college Esports, PC gaming software and PC gaming hardware
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies;
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons;
    • Working knowledge of the recreation facilities and equipment (knowledge can be attained by attending the mandatory training sessions);
    • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs;
    • Experience in busy office environment
    • Experience with computers
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Pre-Employment Training Required

    • On-line Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission

    Additional Requirements

    • Pass background screening
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
    • Successful completion of WSU FERPA Training
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required

    UREC Learning Outcomes

    • Inclusion-  Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all.
    • Leadership- Demonstrates leadership in a professional setting
    • Professionalism- Demonstrates behaviors appropriate for a professional setting
    • Wellbeing- Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and wellbeing. Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that allow them to achieve their highest quality of life.

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports;
    • First response to all emergencies;
    • Contact emergency services when necessary;
    • Report emergencies through program reporting lines;
    • Report hazards through program reporting lines;
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity;
    • Ensure participants fill our Risk and Release forms as necessary;
    • Contact ASIS, Chinook Maintenance Supervisor or Mechanic regarding facility or equipment problems;

    Hours Per Week:

    Variable, typically 10 – 20 hours per week.   Must be available weekend hours & academic breaks.

    Level of Responsibility:

    Requires advanced training.

    Starting Hourly Wage:

    $14.49

    Contact:

    Matt Atwell, Assistant Director, Chinook Facility Services, 509-335-6177, matthew.atwell@wsu.edu

  • Group Fitness Instructor*

    Washington State University | University Recreation

    Fitness and Educational Development

    Position: Non-Credit Recreational Course Instructor (Fitness, Dance, Martial Arts, Health & Safety)

    Duties:

    • (60%) Lead instruction courses for anywhere from 5-40 people
    • (15%) Develop and implement a lesson plan of a set of progression steps for skill development necessary for the course
    • (5%) Prepare all instructional materials and required equipment lists
    • (5%) Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment
    • (3%) Enforce program, department, University, and state policies
    • (2%) Handle on site inquiries, conflict situations and concerns
    • (2%) Administer first aid/handle emergency situations as necessary
    • (2%) Complete appropriate forms as necessary
    • (2%) Responsible for emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary
    • (2%) Assist in other tasks to present a complete and well-planned course to students
    • (2%) Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to pass pre-employment screening for teaching ability and knowledge
    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons
    • Customer service skills
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Strong background in the specific activity they will be teaching 
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to organize and lead a class in a logical and well-planned manner
    • Timeliness/professionalism
    • Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to instructor candidates):
    • On-line Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, Infant/Adult/Child CPR and Adult/Child AED
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist

    Additional Requirements

    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required

    Training Preferred:

    • Prior teaching experience in relevant activity
    • Certification by the governing organization of their activity (AFAA, ACE, ADA, etc.)
    • NOTE: Whenever possible, University Recreation will assist instructors in getting such certifications if appropriate.  For those interested in fitness instruction that do not have formal certifications/experience, training through University Recreations FIT (Fitness Instructor Training) course is required.  These courses are offered throughout the academic year, check www.urec.wsu.edu for updates. 

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports
    • First response to all emergencies
    • Contact emergency services when necessary
    • Report emergencies through program reporting lines
    • Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety
    • Report hazards through program reporting lines
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity
    • Ensure participants fill out Risk and Release forms as necessary
    • Properly follow procedures for clean up and disposal of biohazard waste
    • Inspect 1st Aid/AED kits on a regular basis
    • Manage all real or possible risks including potentially moving or canceling activities
    • Follow the published course lesson plan and the skill development progressions as established for the class
    • Knowledge of the equipment required for the activity and how to recognize damage or wear that could permit the equipment to malfunction, causing injury or worse.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Leadership- Demonstrate leadership in a professional setting. Produce effective communication and conflict resolution. Identify practical and efficient decision making methods
    • Well-being- Employ appropriate and professional interpersonal skills. Demonstrate effective time management. Identify the basic components to leading a healthy lifestyle
    • Cultural Competency- Evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses. Determine suitable behavior in a culturally diverse environment. Recognize individuals’ potential and contributions within the community.

    Hours Per Week:

    Determined by course type

    Level of Responsibility:

    Level 1, suitable for entry

    Hourly Wage:

    $17.15-$21.45 per hour, depending on type of course and levels of experience

    Contact:

    Leah Sanders, Coordinator of Group Fitness & Instruction, 509-335-5413, l.sanders@wsu.edu

  • Lifeguard*

    Washington State University | University Recreation
    Aquatics

    Position: Lifeguard

    Duties:

    • Supervise the aquatic environment to ensure the health and safety of the patrons (70%);
      Conduct and document daily inspection of aquatic areas and equipment (5%);
      Participate in bi-weekly inservice training sessions (5%);
      Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations, rule enforcement, and discipline (5%);
      Administer first aid/handle emergency situations and complete appropriate forms as necessary (5%);
      Perform related secondary duties as assigned (10%);
      Responsible for emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary;
      Other duties as assigned.

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to resolve conflicts;
      Customer service skills;
      Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations;
      Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures;
      Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Certifications and Training Required:

    • Applicants must successfully complete the WSU Aquatic pre-employment skill screening;
      American Red Cross Lifeguarding/Standard First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, we will not be
      able to hire anyone with a YMCA, Ellis, or Starguard certification;
      Bloodborne Pathogen Training
      Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist and Sexual Harassment Training;
      Handheld radio protocol;
      Successful completion of all audits, re-certifications and written exams;
      Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service’s;
      Departmental policies and procedures knowledge;
      Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge;
      Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required.

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • First response to all emergencies;
      Contact emergency services when necessary;
      Report emergencies through proper reporting lines;
      Complete all accident and incident reports;
      Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety;
      Report hazards through proper reporting lines;
      Monitor participants for proper and safe activity;
      Ensure participants fill out Risk and Release forms as necessary;
      Properly follow procedures for clean up and disposal of biohazard waste;
      Inspect First Aid/AED kits at the beginning of each shift;
      Manage all real or possible risks including potentially moving or canceling activities;
      Responsible for evacuation of aquatic areas as necessary.

    UREC Learning Outcomes

    • Inclusion – Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors
      that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all
      Leadership – Demonstrates leadership in a professional setting
      Professionalism – Demonstrates behaviors appropriate for a professional setting
      Wellbeing – Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and
      wellbeing. Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that
      allow them to achieve their highest quality of life.

    Hours Per Week:

    Variable, typically, 10-20 hours per week.

    Hourly Wage:

    $15.20

    Level of Responsibility:

    Level 3. Suitable for entry level.

    Contact:

    Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Education, 509-335-5407

  • Membership Attendant

    University Recreation | Washington State University

    Position: Member Services Attendant


    Responsibilities:

    Greet and assist patron who enter and exit the facility 5%
    Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations 20%  
    Complete cash transactions and make deposits 20% 
    Assist constituents in accessing pertinent information and resources 15%
    Maintain program support materials, information files, and records 10%
    Enforce program, department, University, and state policies 10%
    Uphold UREC privacy standards; uphold SRC facility access policies 5%
    Input various data entry 10% 
    Other Duties as assigned 5%

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • First responder to all emergencies
      Follow proper protocol to report emergencies through appropriate program reporting lines
      Monitor participants for proper and safe activity
      Ensure participants fill our Risk and Release forms as necessary
      Properly follow procedures for clean-up and disposal of bio-hazard waste
      Activate EMS when required for injuries, fire, bomb threat or other emergencies
      Assist Student Facility Manager with the evacuation of the facilities when warranted

    Additional Requirements:

    • Successful completion of criminal background screening
      Departmental policies and procedure knowledge
      Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
      Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
      Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications
      Mandatory to work one school break (i.e. Fall, Winter or Spring). Preferences are strongly considered, but not guaranteed.

    Pre-Employment Training Requirements:

    • On-line Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
      *American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED 
      *American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training 
      *Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission

    *Training will be provided if position is offered to employee.

    Training Requirements:

    • Successful completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
      Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
      Handheld radio protocol
      Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
      Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required

      UREC Learning Outcomes:
    • Inclusion- Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all.
      Leadership- Demonstrate leadership in a professional setting
      Professionalism- Demonstrate behaviors appropriate for a professional setting
    • Well-being- Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and wellbeing.  Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that allow them to achieve their highest quality of life.

    Hours per Week:  

    8-12, weekend work required

    Starting Hourly Wage:

    $14.49

    Contact:

    Membership Coordinator, David Grassi, 335-4227


     

  • Personal Trainer*

    Washington State University | University Recreation

    Fitness and Educational Development

    Position: Personal Trainer

    Personal Trainers will also work at least one shift per week as a Weight Room Attendant in the SRC or teach a group fitness class.

    Duties

    • Conduct initial consultation meeting with each client prior to training sessions
      Administer Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) to client prior to training sessions, and
      collect physician's consent when necessary
      Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete client records
      Responsible for tracking client progress and keeping accurate and legible records
      Maintain trainer/client confidentiality
      Develop and create a personalized exercise program for each client relative to his/her needs, abilities,
      and personal goals
      Provide clients with knowledge in health and fitness according to national industry guidelines (ACSM)
      Provide clients with support, motivation, and expertise
      Provide clients with knowledge so they can progress toward an independent routine
      Trainers are required to stay abreast of fitness industry standards and trends
      Conduct body composition and fitness assessments
      Work at least one shift per week as a University Recreation Weight Room Attendant (3 hours per shift)
      or teach one group fitness class.

    Essential Skills

    • Ability to pass pre-employment screening on fitness guidelines, anatomy, and kinesiology
      Ability to resolve conflicts in a professional manner
      Customer service skills
      Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
      Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
      Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Training Required (will be available to attendant candidates)

    • Current certification by ACSM, NSCA, AFAA, ACE, or equivalent
      American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED
      American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training
      Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission

    Additional Requirements

    • Pass background screening
      Be available to work in multiple facilities including the Student Recreation Center, Chinook Student
      Center and Down Under Recreation Center.
      Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
      Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
      Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid
      UREC Orientation
      Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
      Handheld radio protocol
      Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
      Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
      Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
      Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required

    Preferred Training

    • Movement Studies (Kinesiology), Health and Fitness Teaching, Athletic Training, or related major
    • Learning Outcomes

      Inclusion

    Seek to improve knowledge of diversity and inclusion through interactions with people different from
    themselves
    Determine suitable behavior in a culturally diverse environment
    Recognize individuals' potential and contributions within the community
    Leadership
    Demonstrate leadership in a professional setting
    Produce effective communication and conflict resolution
    Identify practical and efficient decision making methods
    Professionalism
    Provides accurate information to patrons and coworkers
    Use appropriate language with patrons, coworkers & supervisors that conveys responsibility and
    positivity
    Communicates in advance with supervisors regarding conflicts to prioritize solving them
    independently
    Well-being
    Employ appropriate and professional interpersonal skills
    Demonstrate effective time management
    Identify the basic components to leading a healthy lifestyle

    Hours Per Week

    Varies

    Hourly Wage

    $21.45

    Contact

    Ramon Sodano, Coordinator of Fitness and Education Services
    (509) 335-6177

     

  • Rental Shop Attendant

    UNIVERSITY RECREATION | WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER

    RENTAL ATTENDENT

    DESCRIPTION

    The Rental Shop Attendant position is primarily responsible for assistance with the daily operations of the
    Outdoor Rental Shop. This includes providing equipment knowledge and customer service to patrons, repairing
    and maintaining rental gear, and ensuring organization of the rental shop. This position has specific duties and
    responsibilities, which are listed below.

    Duties:

    • Assist with operation of the Outdoor Equipment Rental Shop
      Take equipment reservations via phone or in-person
      Complete rental transactions including receipt of payment, inspection of equipment, and policy
      enforcement
      Responsible for organization and inventory of equipment
      Understand associated outdoor safety equipment
      Assist with equipment repair and maintenance
      Demonstrate gear knowledge
      Promote ORC Programs
      Attendance of mandatory meetings and in-service trainings
      Assist with UREC special events, programs, and other projects as assigned
      Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Knowledge and experience in use of outdoor equipment
      Knowledge and experience with PC computer databases
      Ability to creatively problem solve equipment related issues
      Competency in cash handling procedures
      Strong customer service skills
      Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with multiple constituents
      Ability to identify and initiate work projects and function independently
      Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50lbs.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to candidates):

    • UREC New Employee Orientation
      WSU Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
      American Red Cross First Aid, Infant/Adult/Child CPR and Adult/Child AED
      American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens

    Additional Requirements:

    • Pass background screening
      Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
      Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
      Attendance at required staff meetings and trainings

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
      CPR/AED first aid training
      Handheld radio protocol
      Departmental risk management responsibilities and policies
      Area specific technical gear training

    POSITION TYPE

    WSU On Campus Student Employment

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 6-12

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    As an ORC Rental Shop Attendant, you will be required to work a minimum of two shifts per week.

    STARTING PAY

    $14.49/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-4270 | orc@wsu.edu

  • SRC Service Attendant

    Washington State University| University Recreation

    Position: Service Desk Attendant

    Duties:

    • Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment;
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations and enforce policies;
    • Administer first aid/handle emergency situations as necessary;
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary;
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies;
    • Check out equipment to eligible patrons;
    • Inventory and upkeep of equipment;
    • Complete cash transactions and make deposits;
    • Sign up individuals for Non-Credit Instruction Classes and Intramural Sports;
    • Check ID’s of eligible users;
    • Launder towels; 
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons;
    • Customer service skills;
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations;
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Ability to operate computer check out program and point of sale system;
    • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs;
    • Working knowledge of the facility and its equipment, this knowledge can be attained by attending training sessions.
    Pre-Employment Training Required
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED;
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training;
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission.

    Additional Requirements

    • Pass background screening;
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training;
    • Successful completion of WSU FERPA Training;
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services;
    • Complete PCI Compliance training
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid/BBP Certifications.

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist;
    • Handheld radio protocol;
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services;
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge;
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge;
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required.

    RISK MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports;
    • First response to all emergencies;
    • Activate EMS when required for injuries, fire, bomb threat or other emergencies;
    • Assist the Student Facility Manager with all 1st aid/CPR emergencies;
    • Report emergencies/hazards through program reporting lines;
    • Properly follow procedures for cleanup and disposal of biohazard waste;
    • Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety;
    • Inspect 1st Aid/AED kits at the beginning of each shift;
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity;
    • Ensure participants fill out Risk and Release forms as necessary;
    • Think critically to manage all real or possible risks, including the moving or canceling activities;
    • Assist Facility Manager with the evacuation of the facilities when warranted.

    UREC Learning Outcomes

    Leadership 

    • Demonstrate leadership in a professional setting
    • Produce effective communication and conflict resolution
    • Identify practical and efficient decision making methods

    Well-being

    • Employ appropriate and professional interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrate effective time management
    • Identify the basic components to leading a healthy lifestyle

    Cultural Competency

    • Evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses
    • Determine suitable behavior in a culturally diverse environment
    • Recognize individuals’ potential and contributions within the community

    HOURS PER WEEK:

    Variable, typically 10 - 20 hours per week.

    Starting Hourly Wage:  

    $14.49

    Contact:  

    Coordinator, Facility Operations, Cameron Adams, SRC 130E, 509-335-7318

Graduate Assistant Openings - Starting Fall 2022 Semester

View the individual job descriptions below by clicking on the title.  When you are ready to apply, fill out the on-line application form.  The form will allow you to upload your cover letter and resume.

  • Adventure Programs Job Description

    POSITION OVERVIEW 

    This position is responsible for assisting with coordination, administration, and evaluation of a variety of Adventure Programs, such as Challenge, Climbing Wall, Outdoor, and special events. The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the training, development, evaluation, and supervision of student staff.  Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and experience in adventure-based experiential education, as well as training and supervision of employees.   

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Coordinate or assist with program planning and provide logistical support for Adventure Programs  
    • Assist with hiring, supervision, training, and evaluation of student staff  
    • Assist with inventory, ordering, inspection, maintenance, and repair of equipment  
    • Assist with developing policies and procedures as well as implementing risk management  
    • Coordinate or assist with special events such as Palouse Outdoor Festival, Bouldering Competition, and Outdoor Photo Contest 
    • Work with potential and current clients for scheduling and program evaluation 
    • Work with staff to advance the quality of adventure program instruction and facilitation  
    • Aid with administrative duties such as payroll, budgeting, and editing of website and/or marketing materials  
    • Assist in developing program calendar  
    • Assist team of professional staff to ensure successful management of programs, facilities, and services 
    • Coordinate with various internal and external constituents to promote Adventure Programs/UREC 
    • Enforce program, department, university, and state policies 
    • Implement emergency procedures as necessary 
    • Complete required WSU trainings/certifications and attend mandatory UREC staff meetings and trainings 
    • Assist with general/departmental University Recreation programs 
    • Other duties as assigned 

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Knowledge and experience in use, maintenance, and purchase of challenge course, climbing, outdoor equipment 
    • Knowledge and experience in outdoor/experiential education 
    • Knowledge and technical skills relevant to Challenge Course and/or Climbing Wall industry 
    • Knowledge and experience with PC computer applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook  
    • Knowledge and experience in training and supervision of employees 
    • Ability to lead an Outdoor Recreation trip for at least one type of activity 
    • Ability to carry out site-specific first aid procedures and /or protocols which may include first aid, CPR, and AED 
    • Ability to perform required duties for extended periods of time while exposed to adverse conditions including, but not limited to, precipitation, temperature extremes, and wind 
    • Ability to physically negotiate various types of terrain and/or obstacles confronted in the course of both routine facilitation and emergency situations 
    • Ability to ascend to, traverse at, and descend from heights that may exceed 70 feet 

    ESSENTIAL WORK COMPETENCIES

    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with multiple constituents 
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, co-workers and constituents. 
    • Ability to interact with people in a positive manner 
    • Ability to enforce necessary performance standards 
    • Ability to identify and initiate work projects and function independently 
    • Ability to think analytically and evaluate possible solutions 
    • Ability to prioritize and arrange job assignments 
    • Ability to be creative and innovative with new ideas and programs  
    • Ability to apply theory-based instruction or training to actual incidents/situations 
    • Ability to resolve conflicts in a professional manner, including giving and receiving appropriate feedback 

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    Required Qualifications:  

    • Acceptance to WSU Graduate program  
    • Expertise in challenge course facilitation or climbing wall supervision 
    • Expert level skills in one or more types of outdoor recreational activities (e.g. rock climbing, kayak touring, stand up paddleboard, backcountry skiing, backpacking, cross-country skiing, white water, mountaineering) 
    • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification 
    • Experience developing and delivering presentations to groups 
    • Strong communication, organizational, and leadership/management skills 
    • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies  
    • Ability to meet and maintain WSU and UREC Van Driver standards within 1 month of employment 

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education, Recreation, Experiential Education, Sport Management or related field 
    • Experience with staff training and supervision 
    • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification 
    • Nationally recognized Outdoor/Challenge certifications (ACA, AMGA/PCIA, ACCT, Leave No Trace, Avalanche, Bike Maintenance, etc.) 
    • Nationally recognized Climbing Wall Instructor certification (AMGA, PCIA, CWA) 
    • Formal outdoor leadership experience with NOLS, Outward Bound, or similar organization 
    • Experience instructing multiple types of outdoor recreation activities 
    • Prefer candidate with summer availability 

    HOURS PER WEEK: 

    20 hours a week, weekends and evenings required. 

    LEARNING OUTCOMES OF EMPLOYMENT 

    At University Recreation we are committed to providing Graduate Assistants with an experience that will prepare them for a professional career.  Graduate Assistants will be asked to assume a great deal of responsibility and perform as part of the professional staff.  Through employment at University Recreation and professional development opportunities, Graduate Assistants will advance in the learning outcomes listed below. 

    1. Inclusion – Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all 
    1. Leadership – Demonstrates leadership in a professional setting 
    1. Professionalism – Demonstrates behaviors appropriate for a professional setting 
    2. Wellbeing – Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and wellbeing.  Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that allow them to achieve their highest quality of life. 

    STARTING DATE 

    August 1, 2022 (staff paid hourly at $19.30/hour until August 15).  Assistantship takes effect August 16, 2022. 

    COMPENSATION 

    Approximately $15,561 (.5 FTE) and includes waiver of tuition.  Individuals are responsible for paying residual student fees each semester of approximately $1,100 which is not covered by the assistantship.  Students will receive individual medical coverage as part of the assistantship.   Nine-month position (August 16 – May 15).  Summer employment at hourly rate available.   Individuals must reside in Washington State during employment and apply for resident status during first year of assistantship.  Assistance for professional development opportunities is available.  

    APPLICATION PROCESS 

    Applications are due by November 30, 2021. Please complete our application and upload your resume/cover letter online. 

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

    Requirements include a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; acceptance by the WSU Graduate School, (a GPA of 3.0 or above, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation are required by the Graduate School).  Visit www.gradschool.wsu.edu for more information.  Applications to the Graduate School are due by January 10, 2022 for priority acceptance.  Some colleges require earlier application – please view application deadlines for program of interest.    

    University Recreation

    The Department of University Recreation at Washington State University supports the educational mission of the university by providing integrated and comprehensive recreational, wellness and fitness programs and services to a diverse campus community.  Committed to fostering active, healthy lifestyles, the department enriches campus life through excellence in programs, services and facilities.  Programs and services include Intramural Sports, Outdoor Recreation Center, Fitness & Instruction, Sport Clubs, Challenge, Aquatics and Youth Programs.  University Recreation facilities include the Chinook Student Center, Student Recreation Center, Outdoor Recreation Center, outdoor playfields, 3 pools and shared indoor facilities.  Comprehensive marketing, facilities scheduling and maintenance programs support all departmental operations. 

    Washington State University 

    Washington State University (WSU) is a comprehensive land-grant research institution with campuses in Pullman, Spokane, the Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett.  More than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students are served by the Pullman campus in some 300 fields of study.  The University is one of the largest residential universities in the West.  Pullman offers a friendly, small-town living environment.  Visit:  www.pullmanchamber.com for information about Pullman and WSU.   

    In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later, vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.    

    Washington State University is an EEO/AA educator/employer. 

  • Competitive Sports Job Description

    POSITION OVERVIEW 

    This position is primarily responsible for the coordination, administration, and supervision of a portion of the Intramural Sports and Sports Club programs with direct oversight for multiple sport clubs and intramural activities.  Graduate Assistant will be responsible for the training, evaluation, and supervision of Intramural/Sport Club Supervisors and associated Intramural Officials as well as providing leadership and customer service to multiple sport clubs.   

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    • Assist with employee recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation 
    • Responsible for scheduling, publicizing, and administration of share of Intramural calendar of events 
    • Responsible for developing and administering training materials for all student employees 
    • Assist with inventory and purchase or equipment for the Intramural Sports and Sports Club programs 
    • Supervise multiple sport clubs, assist with marketing, travel, fundraising, facilities scheduling and club operations as well as risk management oversight to ensure UREC and WSU policy compliance. 
    • Complete required WSU trainings/certifications and attend mandatory UREC staff meetings and trainings 
    • Serve on university committees as assigned 

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Computer knowledge, including proficiency with Windows based computer system and Microsoft applications. 
    • Supervisory skills. 
    • Excellent customer service skills. 

    ESSENTIAL WORK COMPETENCIES

    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with multiple constituents. 
    • Ability to interact with people in a positive manner. 
    • Ability to enforce necessary performance standards. 
    • Ability to identify and initiate work projects and function independently. 
    • Ability to think analytically and evaluate possible solutions. 
    • Ability to prioritize and arrange job assignments. 
    • Ability to be creative and innovative with new ideas.     
    • Ability to work with difficult people and maintain control. 

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    Required Qualifications:  

    • Acceptance to WSU Graduate program 
    • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Sport Management, Recreation or related field 
    • Computer knowledge, including proficiency with Windows based computer system and Microsoft applications 
    • Must be able to meet and maintain WSU and UREC Van Driver standards 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
    • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies  
    • Demonstrated excellence in customer service skills 

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Experience as a sport club officer or member  
    • Experience as sports official  
    • Knowledge and experience in training and supervision of employees 

    HOURS PER WEEK: 

    20 hours a week, weekends and evenings required. 

    LEARNING OUTCOMES OF EMPLOYMENT 

    At University Recreation we are committed to providing Graduate Assistants with an experience that will prepare them for a professional career.  Graduate Assistants will be asked to assume a great deal of responsibility and perform as part of the professional staff.  Through employment at University Recreation and professional development opportunities, Graduate Assistants will advance in the learning outcomes listed below. 

    1. Inclusion – Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all 
    1. Leadership – Demonstrates leadership in a professional setting 
    1. Professionalism – Demonstrates behaviors appropriate for a professional setting 
    2. Wellbeing – Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and wellbeing.  Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that allow them to achieve their highest quality of life. 

    STARTING DATE 

    August 1, 2022 (staff paid hourly at approximately $19.30/hour until August 15).  Assistantship takes effect August 16, 2022. 

    COMPENSATION 

    Approximately $15,561 (.5 FTE) and includes waiver of tuition.  Individuals are responsible for paying residual student fees each semester of approximately $1,100 which is not covered by the assistantship.  Students will receive individual medical coverage as part of the assistantship.   Nine-month position (August 16 – May 15).  Summer employment at hourly rate available.   Individuals must reside in Washington State during employment and apply for resident status during first year of assistantship.  Assistance for professional development opportunities is available.  

    APPLICATION PROCESS 

    Applications are due by November 30, 2021. Please complete our application and upload your resume/cover letter online. 

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

    Requirements include a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; acceptance by the WSU Graduate School, (a GPA of 3.0 or above, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation are required by the Graduate School).  Visit www.gradschool.wsu.edu for more information.  Applications to the Graduate School are due by January 10, 2022 for priority acceptance.  Some colleges require earlier application – please view application deadlines for program of interest.    

    University Recreation

    The Department of University Recreation at Washington State University supports the educational mission of the university by providing integrated and comprehensive recreational, wellness and fitness programs and services to a diverse campus community.  Committed to fostering active, healthy lifestyles, the department enriches campus life through excellence in programs, services and facilities.  Programs and services include Intramural Sports, Outdoor Recreation Center, Fitness & Instruction, Sport Clubs, Challenge, Aquatics and Youth Programs.  University Recreation facilities include the Chinook Student Center, Student Recreation Center, Outdoor Recreation Center, outdoor playfields, 3 pools and shared indoor facilities.  Comprehensive marketing, facilities scheduling and maintenance programs support all departmental operations. 

    Washington State University 

    Washington State University (WSU) is a comprehensive land-grant research institution with campuses in Pullman, Spokane, the Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett.  More than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students are served by the Pullman campus in some 300 fields of study.  The University is one of the largest residential universities in the West.  Pullman offers a friendly, small-town living environment.  Visit:  www.pullmanchamber.com for information about Pullman and WSU.   

    In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later, vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.     

    Washington State University is an EEO/AA educator/employer. 

  • Fitness & Instruction Job Description

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    Primarily responsible for the coordination of the UREC non-credit group fitness and instruction programs. Graduate Assistant will supervise temporary employees to deliver classes in a variety of disciplines including group fitness, dance, aquatics and martial arts. Will also assist UREC Fitness Services programs.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    · Develop and coordinate group fitness and instruction programming in a variety of disciplines

    · Oversee registration management for non-credit instruction classes

    · Assist with the hiring, training, and evaluating of group fitness and instruction staff

    · Instruct and organize a 12-week Fitness Instructor Training Course

    · Manage employee schedules using When to Work scheduling software

    · Lead programs and instruct classes for fitness, safety education, and/or challenge programs

    · Manage programs and keep inventory in multiple buildings and locations

    · Assist with the coordination of UREC for You fitness programming and classes for outside groups

    · Plan, schedule and execute several special events throughout the year

    · Develop continuing education modules that will enhance the knowledge and skills of fitness team

    · Supervise program operations in the absence of the Group Fitness Coordinator during professional training or conferences, vacations, and sick leave

    · Complete required WSU trainings/certifications and attend mandatory UREC staff meetings and trainings

    · Other duties as assigned

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    · Computer knowledge, including proficiency with Windows based computer system and Microsoft applications.

    · Knowledge and experience in training and supervision of employees

    · Knowledge of fitness and wellbeing principles and their application in a collegiate setting

    · Knowledge regarding industry standards and trends

    · Knowledge and experience in effectively leading group fitness classes

    ESSENTIAL WORK COMPETENCIES

    · Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with multiple constituents

    · Ability to interact with people in a positive manner

    · Ability to enforce necessary performance standards

    · Ability to identify and initiate work projects and function independently

    · Ability to think analytically and evaluate possible solutions

    · Ability to prioritize and arrange job assignments

    · Ability to be creative and innovative with new ideas

    · Ability to work with difficult people and maintain control

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Required Qualifications:

    · Acceptance into WSU Graduate program

    · Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Recreation or related field

    · Experience in teaching and leading groups of 5-40 in group fitness

    · Computer knowledge, including proficiency with Windows based computer system and Microsoft applications

    · Must be able to meet and maintain WSU and UREC Van Driver standards

    · Strong communication, organizational and leadership/management skills

    · Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies

    · Must obtain CPR (Adult, Child, Infant)/First Aid certification (provided by UREC)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    · Knowledge and experience in training and supervision of employees

    · Nationally recognized group fitness certification: ACE, AFAA, or ACSM preferred and/or format specific certification(s)

    · Certification as an American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor or Instructor Trainer (certification can be obtained within University Recreation)

    · Experience in facilitating for a challenge or leadership program

    HOURS PER WEEK:

    20 hours a week, weekends and evenings required.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES OF EMPLOYMENT

    At University Recreation we are committed to providing Graduate Assistants with an experience that will prepare them for a professional career. Graduate Assistants will be asked to assume a great deal of responsibility and perform as part of the professional staff. Through employment at University Recreation and professional development opportunities, Graduate Assistants will advance in the learning outcomes listed below.

    1. Inclusion – Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all

    2. Leadership – Demonstrates leadership in a professional setting

    3. Professionalism – Demonstrates behaviors appropriate for a professional setting

    4. Wellbeing – Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and wellbeing. Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that allow them to achieve their highest quality of life.

    STARTING DATE

    August 1, 2022 (staff paid hourly at approximately $19.30/hour until August 15). Assistantship takes effect August 16, 2022.

    COMPENSATION

    Approximately $15,561 (.5 FTE) and includes waiver of tuition. Individuals are responsible for paying residual student fees each semester of approximately $1,100 which is not covered by the assistantship. Students will receive individual medical coverage as part of the assistantship. Nine-month position (August 16 – May 15). Summer employment at hourly rate available. Individuals must reside in Washington State during employment and apply for resident status during first year of assistantship. Assistance for professional development opportunities is available.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Applications are due by November 30, 2021. Please complete our application and upload your resume/cover letter online. Please email Jessica Whitt at Jessica.whitt@wsu.edu for any questions.

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Requirements include a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; acceptance by the WSU Graduate School, (a GPA of 3.0 or above, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation are required by the Graduate School). Visit www.gradschool.wsu.edu for more information. Applications to the Graduate School are due by January 10, 2020 for priority acceptance. Some colleges require earlier application – please view application deadlines for program of interest.

    University Recreation

    The Department of University Recreation at Washington State University supports the educational mission of the university by providing integrated and comprehensive recreational, wellness and fitness programs and services to a diverse campus community. Committed to fostering active, healthy lifestyles, the department enriches campus life through excellence in programs, services and facilities. Programs and services include Intramural Sports, Outdoor Recreation Center, Fitness & Instruction, Sport Clubs, Challenge, Aquatics and Youth Programs. University Recreation facilities include the Chinook Student Center, Student Recreation Center, Outdoor Recreation Center, outdoor playfields, 3 pools and shared indoor facilities. Comprehensive marketing, facilities scheduling and maintenance programs support all departmental operations.

    Washington State University

    Washington State University (WSU) is a comprehensive land-grant research institution with campuses in Pullman, Spokane, the Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett. More than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students are served by the Pullman campus in some 300 fields of study. The University is one of the largest residential universities in the West. Pullman offers a friendly, small-town living environment. Visit: www.pullmanchamber.com for information about Pullman and WSU. In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later, vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this. 

    Washington State University is an EEO/AA educator/employer.